Scoot Evaluating B787s and A350XWBs
Singapore Airlines’ latest low-cost venture–Scoot–is evaluating Boeing 787s and Airbus A350XWBs as it plans to more than triple its fleet to 14 aircraft by 2015. The medium- to long-haul carrier will launch services in June with four Boeing 777-200s acquired from its parent, SIA.
“The B777-200s are excellent, with great capacity for cargo and passengers. If we had ordered new aircraft, we would have had a long wait,” Scoot commercial head Steven Greenway told AIN at last week’s Low Cost Airlines World Conference. “Many low-cost carriers start with old planes to get moving.”
Services to Sydney will be launched in June, with the Gold Coast tourism region as its second Australian destination. Scoot has already confirmed that both China and India will be potential future destinations.